June 20, 2024

Attack on Raila’s chopper was an assassination attempt, Raila Odinga Campaign Secretariat

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Raila Odinga Campaign Secretariat now claims the attack on the chopper was an assassination attempt on the former Prime Minister.

In a statement on Saturday, the secretariat’s spokesperson Makau Mutua termed the attack as a threat to the peace and stability of the country.

“The despicable and savage attack in Soy on Raila Odinga, the Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate, is a threat to the peace and stability of Kenya. Let’s call a spade what it is – the attack was akin to an attempt on his life. It could easily have resulted in grievous harm to him and members of his entourage,” he said.

According to him, the attack occurred amid frightening campaign rhetoric from their opponents, the United Democratic Alliance, led by Deputy President William Ruto.

Mutua demanded that the Friday event be investigated quickly, stating that political campaigns should not be held in an atmosphere of violence, fear, or intimidation.

Raila Odinga Campaign Secretariat emphasized the importance of involving security organs to ensure full adherence to the republic’s constitution and laws in order to maintain peace and order at all times.

“We know only too painfully what has happened in the past every time electoral violence has been orchestrated in this country. We cannot allow the enemies of democracy to take us back there again.”

The chopper that had ferried the former Prime Minister to the burial of Mzee Jackson Kiprotich Kibor in Uasin Gishu County was attacked by youths and its windshield broken.

His entourage was also pelted with stones.

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